Update to the Lake Vermilion Fisheries Management Plan

Lake Vermilion Fisheries Management Plan Update Process

The section is a summary excerpted from the DNR website and other sources.

The Minnesota DNR will be updating the Lake Vermilion Fisheries Management Plan during 2016 and early 2017. The updated plan will recommend specific goals, objectives, and management actions aimed at preserving a high-quality fishery on Lake Vermilion.

The DNR will use the input from a 15-20 person group as they update the plan. Some seats will be filled by volunteers who apply though a self-nomination process and some members will be invited from groups interested in Lake Vermilion issues.

Input group members will meet six or seven times between March and October to cover topics including management of walleye, northern pike, muskie and bass; double-crested cormorant control; the Pike River walleye hatchery; habitat, water quality and aquatic invasive species.

Invitations to participate on the input group will be extended to local lake groups, business groups, statewide fish species groups, and tribal interests, along with volunteers chosen from the application process.
More complete info can be found on the DNR Lake Vermilion page.

How Do I Contact Someone on the Input Group?

The VLA anticipates it will be represented on the input group. Contact info for VLA board members who are appointed will be provided here. Please share your perspective with them.

Documents, Meeting Minutes or Other Info

As they are made available, documents and meeting minutes from the plan update process will be posted here.

Public Comment on the Draft “Lake Vermilion Fisheries Management Plan”

The Vermilion Lake Association anticipates the DNR will publish a draft plan update in late fall 2016 and will seek comments from the public at that time. A link to that draft document will be posted here.